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"There is never going to be a one track Europe, or even a two track one. Europe is diverse and will remain so. Europe will always be divided so long as political and civil society survive – and a good thing too! This diversity, these tensions, are not part of Europe’s weakness but of its strength. The Plurality of power in Europe is untidy but valuable. We need a Europe not where ignorant armies clash by night, but where informed Europeans debate and argue in the full light of day, in the European Parliament, the councils and the commissions..."

The Open Society and its Friend: The European Union

Steve Patriarca analyses the EU structure, values and conduct from the perspective of Karl Popper's Open Society and the main strands of Liberalism, in light of the current debates surrounding the EU referendum in the UK.

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Portuguese democracy is working


Portuguese democracy is working


The 10th of November marks a historical day for Portugal

Fábio Lopes Paulos on

Brexit

Euroscepticism defended

OneEurope is keen to encourage a robust debate on the future of Britain in the EU. The article below by Young Eurosceptics makes the case against EU membership.

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Macedonians are in the streets protesting

The latest developments in the Macedonian crisis

Fábio Lopes Paulos on

J'oppose: What Charlie Hebdo teaches journalists about the freedom of press

J'oppose: What Charlie Hebdo teaches journalists about the freedom of press

Freedom of expression and, thus freedom of press, is one of the main pillars of modern democracy. But that's not all. Freedom of religion and tolerance are also within its framework.

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If you limit it, is it considered freedom?

If you limit it, is it considered freedom?

Should Freedom of Speech be completely unlimited?

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Map of former Iron Curtain

“There is a Europe before and a Europe after 1989”

The fall of the Berlin wall symbolized new bridges that could be built between people as means of spreading democracy, peace and prosperity.

Katarzyna Nazarewicz on

The European Monetary Fund to replace the "non-democratic" Troika

The European Monetary Fund to replace the "non-democratic" Troika

On 13 of March, the MEPs have agreed on establishing a new instrument that would replace the Troika in dealing with the recovery of the eurozone.

Lusine Sargsyan on

The Significance of the ‘Free Belarus’ Campaign

The Significance of the ‘Free Belarus’ Campaign

The Biggest Annual pro-European Campaign aims to show solidarity with the Europeans of Belarus, and with Democracy in general.

Loreta Matulevic on

A reform of the banking sector may be needed, but we need to ensure the new Banking Union is democratic, accountable and efficient.

The Bumpy Road to a Banking Union

An even stronger European Central Bank will be needed – but what does that mean for democracy?

Hallvard Barbogen on

Flag of Georgia

Georgia - Revolution 2.0

The October 27th presidential elections in Georgia were, in The Economist’s words, both momentous and unexciting

Michel Anderlini on

Freedom of speech or hate speech?

Freedom of speech or hate speech?

We have seen a rise not only in Euro-skepticism, but also in xenophobia, racism, and support for far right political parties in Europe

Christos Mouzeviris on

The government: a friend of the people?

The government: a friend of the people?

Never before has the role of government been discussed more than in present times.

Andreea Cristina Apostol on

To Vote is to Exercise Citizen Power

To Vote is to Exercise Citizen Power

In the last EU Parliament elections in 2009, abstention was the highest in 30 years time; 57% of voters chose not to exercise their voting right

Anabela Ventura on

Civil Society for a Participatory Democracy

Civil Society for a Participatory Democracy

"I think, in the longer view of things, there is a very powerful pull in the direction of participatory government." - Paul Wolfowitz

Simona Pronckute on

Turkey - a battlefield for democracy.

Turkey - a battlefield for democracy.

What was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration against building a shopping center in Istanbul, has become a national revolution after the extremely violent response from the Turkish authorities.

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Fraternité 2020 members and supporters

The EU Year of the Citizens: What Does It Mean For The Citizens?

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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The Freedom Of The Press Struggling To Be Free

The Freedom Of The Press Struggling To Be Free

Press freedom remains one of the most important and reliable guarantees of human rights

Ana Maria Ducuta on

William Wordsworth & T.S. Eliot

Europe and the English Literary Tradition

Those who seek to see a more united Europe should look to the English European Tradition for hints for the future

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Participatory Democracy in the European Union: The European Citizens’ Initiative

Participatory Democracy in the European Union: The European Citizens’ Initiative

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it. ~Bill Moyers

Simona Pronckute on

“We have to keep in mind what has been achieved on this continent and not let the continent go into disintegration again. We know what it means: the emergence of extremism and nationalism once again.”

The EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Peace Prize was unanimously awarded to the EU by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Ivan Botoucharov on

The supra-national European bodies

Report on the Future of Europe: Federalism and Democracy

Strengthening democratic accountability is a complex matter, for it may not mean expanding the offices subject to popular election. Modern federalism is a complex animal.

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